Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
ECC 708 Learning Theories and Instructional Design - 3 credits
This course for experienced educators provides a workspace to examine a wide range of learning theories. Students learn instructional design using a model that is both robust and flexible, making it appropriate for use throughout K-12. We explore behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theories, and balance new discoveries with older theories that are still relevant to 21st century classrooms. In addition, we examine Howard Gardner's work on multiple intelligences and developments in collaborative and cooperative learning as they relate to the design process. Using materials from their own curriculum, students complete an instructional design project using the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate). Students present their projects to the class, explaining their experience with the ID process and share the learning theories incorporated into the design.